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Category COVID-19 campus response

Employee update: Outdoor safety, events, vaccine and more

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, campus events may be held for up to 50 people indoors and up to 150 people outdoors. Facial coverings and maintaining physical distancing are required.

Changes to campus events policy

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, the new campus events policy will allow up to 50 people to gather indoors and up to 150 people outdoors.

Employee update: Positive cases, testing and vaccine

February 25, 2021

Beginning March 1, the state will make additional populations eligible for vaccination, but because of limited supplies, UHS will not be able to offer vaccine immediately to everyone newly eligible.

UHS COVID-19 health alert – act now to avoid campus restrictions

February 19, 2021

The following message was sent from UHS Executive Director Jake Baggott to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 19. Read this message in Español…

What the detection of B.1.1.7 in Dane County means for campus

February 19, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced that a case of COVID-19 caused by a variant of the virus called…

COVID-19 Response: Testing and vaccination updates for employees 

February 17, 2021

This weekly update on campus COVID-19 testing and Safer Badgers covers testing updates, vaccine updates and how to get help

Students begin receiving second round of emergency federal COVID-19 aid

February 15, 2021

More than 4,000 are being awarded automatic grants. Also, some funds will be reserved for any undergraduate or graduate students experiencing emergency financial hardship.

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccination at UW–Madison

February 12, 2021

Since Jan. 5, when University Health Services began providing COVID-19 vaccines to members of the UW–Madison community, more than 7,000 shots have been given to eligible employees and students.

COVID-19 Response: Building access and testing updates for employees

February 11, 2021

This has been a significant week for campus, as enforcement of building access based on the Badger Badge began Wednesday. Early reports suggest widespread compliance: people are getting tested and arriving at building entrances prepared to show their green (access granted) Badger Badge screen.

Employees encouraged to take time off for well-being

February 9, 2021

Many employees have been deferring time off because they could not travel, spend time with family and friends, or get away from managing pandemic-related issues. But time off from work at regular intervals is important.

Employee update: Building access enforcement starts Wednesday Feb. 10

February 3, 2021

As of that date, your Badger Badge must be green (access granted) to enter a campus facility. You should get tested now to be ready for Feb. 10. 

Second round of emergency COVID-19 financial aid coming for students

February 1, 2021

UW-Madison’s share of the new federal emergency student support is $9.9 million. This funding will be used to continue to address the additional financial burden many students and families are facing.

UW–Madison watching for new variants of virus that causes COVID-19

January 29, 2021

UW–Madison is working closely with public health agencies to prepare for the arrival of the variants, and the university has close ties to laboratories conducting surveillance and genomic sequencing for these virus types.

Meet the people who make Safer Badgers work

January 29, 2021

As part of UW–Madison's Safer Badgers effort, people are needed to answer questions over phone and email, staff the testing sites, support the app, manage building access and more.

Building access limits to take effect Feb. 8; updates on testing

January 27, 2021

Each week, we’re updating the campus community on expanded COVID-19 testing requirements. With the start of instruction this week, these measures are now fully underway.

Next group of vaccine eligibility begins March 1

January 26, 2021

UW–Madison will identify and notify faculty and staff who have direct contact with students of their eligibility and provide next steps for vaccination as this information becomes available.

Latest developments in testing, access are topics of Thursday forum

January 26, 2021

An online information session is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday to keep the campus community up to date with the latest on spring COVID-19 testing requirements and the Safer Badgers app.

On-campus testing switching to drop-in only

January 22, 2021

Effective Sunday, Jan. 24, campus testing will transition to drop-in only. While Badger Wellness Ambassadors will begin working on Jan. 25, enforcement of the building access restrictions will not begin until Feb. 1.

Video: Pool your drool

January 22, 2021

Try these tips in order to have a successful saliva sample as new COVID-19 testing requirements are implemented for the spring semester.